I have been looking out of my window a fair bit over the last couple of days and looking at certain plants in my garden, but probably not for the reasons you are thinking.
During the summer, back when the sun was shining and I was cutting the grass, I kept having to mow under a couple of shrubs and it really annoyed me that I would catch the bottom fronds and damage them or catch my arm against the branches.
Now if you look at the pic above you can see that I seem to love straight lines. I feel that I may need to break up those straight lines and put in a few curves to allow certain plants to grow without my having to damage them to keep my grass cut and the border lines clean.
My issue is that I feel curves don’t look so good on grass. Curves are great in certain places but breaking my borders? I’m not sure!
I also feel I need to pull the border out a bit more. Some areas just don’t have any space to grow anything. I don’t want anything like this, but more like this or this (But with a bit more room). My borders at the moment are only 2ft (60cm) wide. With 2 plants in that space the front plant has to be small or it will overhang the grass.
This is a very rough plan of the areas I will cut out. Yeah… My photoshop skills are epic. >.>
If anyone has any suggestions or has done this, please let me know. If I do this then don’t worry, I will lay down hosepipes to mark off lines first! I learned that fun fact when I originally cut the border back in 2009!